World Health Organization

Heatwave warning system launched to tackle health threat

Killer heatwaves can catch governments by surprise, but that could be a thing of the past thanks to a new early warning system that’s now available, UN experts said Wednesday.

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Leprosy still affecting many people in India and Brazil

Eliminating leprosy and the stigma associated with the disease has been the mission of a Japanese philanthropist for many decades.

In 2001, Yôhei Sasakawa became the World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination.

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